Train Rides

Nickle Plate No. 514
Steamtown's Nickel Plate No. 514 taking visitors on one of our many excursions.

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All scheduled 2020 Steamtown NHS train rides are CANCELLED TEMPORARILY. Once the park reopens, management will determine a start date for short and long train rides to begin. Thank you for your understanding.

Steamtown National Historic Site usually begins limited train operations annually during National Park Week. National Park Week 2020 runs from April 18-26, but please check the calendar for actual train operating dates.

Important note: Some of our train rides are wheelchair accessible. Please call 570-340-5200 for details.

Visitors hoping to visit the short train ride ("Scranton Limited") on select weekdays are strongly encouraged to contact the park at 570-340-5204 between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at least one day prior to your visit. Sorry, internet and/or email sales are not available.

Short Train Rides

The "Scranton Limited" short train rides is a 3-mile, 30-minute round-trip ride which travels through the rail yards, crosses the Lackawanna River, passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel and stops at the University of Scranton before returning to the Steamtown boarding area. Rides that operate on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or holiday will typically be powered by a steam engine. Rides that run on other days of the week are typically powered by a diesel engine and operate with vintage passenger cars.

The cost for the "Scranton Limited" short train ride is $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older. The trains will be powered by a historic locomotive On Sundays, if we operate to the tunnel, also known as “The Gorge,” “Nay Aug Ltd.” or “Nay Aug Gorge,” the ride usually lasts about 45 to 50 minutes.

The Caboose Experience

The “Caboose Experience” is a short 15-20-minute ride in our historic caboose within the park boundaries. It gives visitors a chance to experience what life was like at the back of the train. Visitors can even experience riding in the Copula of the caboose. The Experience is included in the $5 Scranton Limited ticket.

The cost for both the "Scranton Limited" and "Nay Aug Gorge Limited" short train rides is $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older; the park does not charge an entrance fee.

Excursion Train Rides

You can watch this space for our 2020 trips and excursions when it becomes available for the season, for planning of your visit as well as information about our fees and passes. Locations and destinations are subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE: Our train cars are antiques and are not equipped with heat or air conditioning. Please be sure to dress accordingly.


Refund Policy

In the event you miss your Short Train Ride (yard shuttle), we can put you on the next shuttle as long as the train is not sold out or was the last train of the day. If you miss the train for a special event or excursion program, tickets cannot be refunded or transferred and you are responsible for getting transportation back to your point of origin.

Last updated: March 23, 2020

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